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“Take Pride in the Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Sommerset Suites Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   606 Washington St., San Diego, CA 92103   |  
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Ranked #19 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
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41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
“Take Pride in the Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My husband, my best friend and I shared a room with two beds on the night of June 24, 2014. The gentleman who checked us in (I regret that I do not recall his name) was the epitome of excellent service. He told us that we had been upgraded at no cost to a bigger room and then took the time to make appropriate and appreciated suggestions for dinner and other entertainment. A bowl of fresh fruit on the desk was a nice touch.
The room itself was spacious and clean, but certainly nothing fancy. The hotel may have been an apartment building once; a strange pantry-like room off the kitchen suggested that. Our only issue was that the room had an odd odour which reminded me of the cheap motels that I have stayed in when travelling on a budget. The beds were comfortable.
Although the room was average, the location of the hotel is excellent. The hotel is in Hillcrest; Hillcrest hosts a large number of gay-friendly restaurants and bars. We felt very comfortable in the neighbourhood, even walking late at night.
The hotel is also (or was for us) an easy walk to Balboa Park; it would be an even easier drive. Balboa Park features beautiful gardens, museums, galleries and the San Diego Zoo. The day that we checked out, the hotel was kind enough to allow us to keep our car in the garage until 5 pm.
We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aron G, General Manager at Sommerset Suites Hotel, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Dear Mr. Weston

On behalf of the entire team at the Sommerset Suites Hotel, We thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience on our specious suites, guest service team and our location. Rest assured I will pass your comments to Ian and the guest service team. We look forward to your next trip back to our San Diego.

Regards
Aron Gunver
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

this hotel was the friendliest hotel I ever stayed in. nice kitchen and keurig coffee maker with coffee. the hotel and rooms were very clean. Fridays a bbq with free hmbgs,hot dogs,salads, beer and wine. first for me. free continental breakfast, very nice.perfect area,walking distance to many things.. would stay there again. price was decent

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aron G, General Manager at Sommerset Suites Hotel, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Dear lj14224

I am very happy to hear that you and your family had a great stay with us! Thank you so much for those fabulous comments regarding our “super” friendly staff! They take great pride in providing superior service to our guests! Thank you for staying with us.

Regards,

Aron Gunver
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

this was my 2nd stay at the Sommerset Suites, and I just booked another visit for August. this is a perfect location for the Hillcrest area, as well as Balboa Park and the Old Globe Theater. rooms are very spacious and immaculately clean and well maintained. The staff are all very pleasant and very helpful. they always have a smile on their face.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aron G, General Manager at Sommerset Suites Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Dear Skeerlee,

On behalf of the entire Team at the Sommerset Suites Hotel, We thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience on our suites, hotel cleanliness and our location. We look forward to seeing you back in August!

Regards,
Aron Gokhan Gunver
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A very nice hotel, with a full kitchen and large room. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the cleaning staff responded to a request promptly and fulfilled the request. The price was reasonable for the area. The breakfast included is not as complete as other hotels, but adequate. Included was a Friday night BBQ, which was very good. The hotel hallways show some heavy use and the carpets could use some maintenance. The hotel is on a busy street and the road sounds could be a problem to some. I would stay here again if in San Diego. Just a short drive to Hotel Circle and restaurants.

Room Tip: Interior rooms facing pool courtyard probably have less road noise.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aron G, General Manager at Sommerset Suites Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Dear Jefe201,
Thank you for staying with us! We appreciate the awesome review and very excited to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay and our summer tradition pool side BBQ! It was a great pleasure having you and your family staying with us. We hope to be of service in the future.

Regards,

Aron Gokhan Gunver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Staff were very friendly and ready to help wherever possible. Very knowledgeable about getting around town. Hotel room was huge and comfy. Very clean rooms and facilities. Included breakfast was great and they even have a free BBQ with hot dogs and burgers on Friday nights. Alcohol included in the barbecue free! Totally exceeded my expectations. Recommended to stay here for sure. San Diego zoo only a short cheap bus trip away and Old Town and Downtown the same. Lots of restaurants close by. There is some noise from ambulance sirens as the hospital is across the street but this did not worry us as they don't last long.
We loved the place.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Aron G, General Manager at Sommerset Suites Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Dear Michael M,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience about your most recent stay with us. The team and I were delighted to read that all aspects of your stay were enjoyable and we were part of your memorable experience. Congratulations and we look forward to your next stay at the Sommerset Suites Hotel.

Best Regards,

Aron Gokhan Gunver

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

really impressed at the quality and value you pay for this hotel,compared to others suite hotels that are more expensive but offer less. great place up to date beautiful property,private and spacious rooms for large familys. wonderful service, amazing ammenities for any lenght of stay! hated to leave..cant wait to return :D

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aron G, General Manager at Sommerset Suites Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Dear Sdlvr,

Thank you for your amazing review about our property. We are grateful for the recognition you placed on our staff and quality accommodations. Please feel free to contact me or any of our guest service team members regarding any requests or preferences for your next stay, as we hope to make it just as memorable!
Best Regards,

Aron Gokhan Gunver

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East Peoria, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Stayed in May with my 3 adult daughters and granddaughter. The suite was perfect for our 5 day stay, especially for my special needs daughter and her wheelchair. The staff were accommodating from check-in to check-out. The pool & patio provide a refreshing retreat. Our favorite feature was the location. We were able to walk to shops, bars, eateries. I recommend the Sunday Farmers Market for a taste of local farmer's goods. Also recommend Martini's Above 4th for drinks. Tommy the bartender is the best!!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aron G, General Manager at Sommerset Suites Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Dearjbaby62,

Exceeding expectations is our goal at the Somerset Suites Hotel! Our team takes great pride in providing services and amenities that allow our guests to have a nice relaxing and enjoyable stay. I am so glad you were able to experience this! We look forward to having you as our guest in the near future.

Best Regards,

Aron Gokhan Gunver
General Manager
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Additional Information about Sommerset Suites Hotel

Address: 606 Washington St., San Diego, CA 92103
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#36 Family Hotel in San Diego
#43 Business Hotel in San Diego
#47 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sommerset Suites Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
While here, enjoy a variety of complimentary services and amenities, like Wi-Fi, deluxe continental breakfast each morning and access to our refreshing outdoor pool and spa with BBQ pits. ... more   less 
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